Vanessa Anthony, Hannah Barker, Allen Barret, Julie Louise Bemment, Kat Bevan, Elizabeth Black, Rob Bowman, Frankie Casimir, Grace Denton, Simone Gandhi, Rebecca Halliwell-Sutton, Samuel Johnson, Sophie Keith, Ricardo Lopes, Mark Lyons, Melissa MacPherson, Dan McGee, Kitty McMurray, Alexander Nicholas, Murray Thompson

A group of postgraduate artists from the BxNU Master of Fine Art course at Northumbria University are throwing their work in the air and seeing how it lands.

The title ‘Slowing into form’ comes from an article by Eyal Weizman, Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, entitled ‘The Political Plastic’, in which Weizman describes architecture and infrastructure as having an elasticity: that they are fundamentally responsive in nature. This is also reflected in the way that many visual artists respond to each other’s work: ideas and processes bouncing off each other, gradually evolving, growing, taking cohesive shape. This exhibition marks a point in that ongoing conversation, with work ranging across video, sculpture, photography, performance, sound and installation.

Slowing into form: performance event Thursday 23 February 5-7pm


In conjunction with ‘Slowing into form’, postgraduate artists from the BxNU Master of Fine Art course at Northumbria University in Newcastle and invited guests are presenting an evening of performances at Vane on Thursday 23 February 5-7pm. Performances include ones by Vanessa Anthony, Stah Baldyga, Kat Bevan, Elizabeth Black, Tim Croft, jawbone_jawbone, Melissa MacPherson & Ciara Lenihan, Victoria McDermott & Rebecca Gavigan, and James Watts.